WHAT I DID FOR FUN
WHEN I WAS YOUNG

     
 

YESTERDAY

 
     
  When I wasn't watching the trains go by, I was often enjoying the beauty and fun within the Sequoia National Forest. Early in the 1950's, my father discovered the Upper Kern River. In those days, it was a near pristine area for trout fishing. Fishing was my father's passion. Unfortunately, his youngest son loathed the whole process of waiting for a reluctant trout to swallow my bait or an artificial fly.  
 
 

 
     
  My attendance at the four daily fishing forays (before breakfast, morning, afternoon, and after supper) wasn't always mandatory. Afternoons were often spent at the beach at Limestone Campground, a swimming hole better than any other on the Kern River. It was not uncommon for me to spend two hours in the water, exploring the submerged rock walls with snorkel and face mask.  
     

 

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